Why is it painful when you get your period?

Asked 3 years ago

I don't understand why we as women have to endure these cramps. Why does it hurt so much? Are they naturally so painful?

Abeera Maham

Friday, October 22, 2021

The cause is generally an excess of prostaglandins, which are substances produced by your uterus. These chemicals produce cramps by tightening and relaxing the muscles of your uterus. The discomfort may begin a day or two before your menstruation. It usually lasts a few days, though it can last longer in some women.





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